Slade Green Depot

SE&CR Shed Code: 4

TOPS Code: ''SG''

 


30th July 1986

 

Slade Green Depot: 30th July 1986

The ex-engine shed forms the backdrop of this view, which shows Class 73 No. 73104 on a stores van train. This had been worked in from Hoo Junction and was about to return there at a 12:00 departure. Notice at the far end is a diesel shunter which, unusually, lacks the ''wasp'' warning stripes on its cab rear. This was the depot's resident shunter, No. 97800 ''Ivor'', a locomotive which perhaps became better known after being painted into Network SouthEast colours. Roger Goodrum


9th January 1990

 

This view shows the demolition of the 1925 Heavy Repair Shop in full swing. The tracks in the foreground lead to the former engine shed building, which of course had for long been used to store empty stock EMUs. Roger Goodrum


9th January 1990

 

The rebuilding project was priced at 20,000,000 and included a completely re-signalled layout controlled from a new brick-built cabin situated along the eastern side of the layout. Note the lean-to offices on the right. Roger Goodrum


1991

 

We now get a glimpse of the new Heavy Repair Shop, on an occasion when a Bulleid-designed 4-EPB decided to do the splits across road Nos. 1 to 3. At this time, Motor Luggage Van Nos. 931091 and 931094 were employed as depot shunters. Colin Relf


 

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